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NBA Draft: Zaccharie Risacher and Alex Sarr, two French people in the first two places! Historic double after Wembanyama

During the night, the 2024 NBA draft was crowned two Frenchmen in the first two positions. Zaccharie Risacher, who thus succeeds; Victor Wembanyama draft&eac; last year, and Alexandre Sarr joined the world elite…

We expected it, it’s done and it’s historic. The 2024 NBA draft, which was held on the night of June 26 to 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, placed two Frenchmen in the first two positions: Zaccharie Risacher and Alexandre Sarr. selected in first position in this 2024 draft by the Atlanta Hawks. It follows thus   Victor Wembanyama. "I'm so honored&eac;. It's super exciting. There are a lot of emotions. It's a blessing. All the work I have had to do provide, all these years… I don’t know what to say,” he confided. in the euphoria of the American sports media ESPN.

Alexandre Sarr for his part was chosen by the Washington Wizards. This is the first time in history that two French people have been selected for the first two places in the & quot;big league.quot;. This is also the first time that a nation other than the United States has taken the first two places.

The draft, a dream gateway to the NBA

Every year, the best young people from around the world register to be selected by one of the thirty teams of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the largest and legendary basketball league in the world. Continued à the lottery that awarded The choices on May 12 were the Atlanta Hawks who had inherited the title. of the privilege of choosing their future player first, ahead of Washington, Houston and the San Antonio Spurs.

À a few hours before the ceremony, Zaccharie Risacher held the rope to succeed Victor Wembanyama as number one in the draft. His winger profile, long, athletic and efficient in shooting had hit the target. in the eye of the Hawks for months, but also of many other teams. In particular, we could have seen the Spurs try to recover the first choice as part of an exchange with Atlanta, in order to associate it with the team. Wembanyama in their major five.

Zacharie Risacher à Atlanta, Alexandre Sarr à Washington

For Alexandre Sarr, Washington certainly couldn't let his 4-5 position profile of 2.13m pass with a real impact in defense which reé perfectly meets the needs of its workforce. It was said before the draft that the Wizards could even deal with Atlanta to move up to number one in the draft in case; another team would be tempted to recover the player from Perth, Australia, ahead of the capital franchise.

A third Frenchman, Tidjane Salaün, was arrested. selected in sixth position in this 2024 draft. The Cholet winger was taken in 2024. pickaxe by the Charlotte Hornets. Here are the first ten draws of this 2024 draft which ended at the end of the night.

The table for the 2024 NBA draft

  1. Zaccharie Risacher (FR) : Atlanta Hawks
  2. Alexandre Sarr (FR): Washington Wizards
  3. Reed Sheppard (US): Houston Rockets
  4. Stephon Castle (US): San Antonio Spurs
  5. Ron Holland (US): Detroit Pistons
  6. Tidjane Salaün (FR) : Charlotte Hornets
  7. Donovan Clingan (US): Portland Trail Blazers
  8. Rob Dillingham (US): cédé by the San Antonio Spurs to the Minnesota Timberwolves
  9. Zach Edey (CA): Memphis Grizzlies
  10. Cody Williams (US): Utah Jazz

Among other curiosities à follow during this NBA draft, the presence of LeBron James' son, Bronny James. Author of a disappointing season in the NCAA, his possible selection remained a mystery overnight, in the first round, in the second or even not at all. Absent from all "mock draft" (fictitious projections) made by the American media in recent weeks, the bet could still be attempted. oacute; by one of the thirty franchises, especially since they are the father of the repeated franchise. not long ago: he wants to play in the NBA with Bronny. Have franchises tried to draft the son to get the father back ?

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116